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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Announces A Film On IAF’s 2019 Balakot Airstrike; To Be Helmed By Abhishek Kapoor

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in association with Bhushan Kumar, Pragya Kapoor and Mahaveer Jain, has announced a film on Indian Airforce’s 2019 Balakot Airstrike that was carried out across the Line of Control (LoC)

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Announces A Film On IAF’s 2019 Balakot Airstrike; To Be Helmed By Abhishek Kapoor
February 14, 2019, is considered as a dark day in the history of India after a devastating terror attack took place in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The dastardly attack, held by Pakistan’s JeM took lives of around 40 CRPF soldiers and it gave rise to a lot of tension between the two neighbouring countries. Twelve days after the attack, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried an airstrike on terror camps across the Line of Control. Soon after the surgical strike, it was being speculated that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is keen on making on film on this incident. And, now, we can confirm that it is indeed happening!

Taking to his social media accounts, the head honcho of T-Series – Bhushan Kumar – announced that he, in collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Pragya Kapoor and Mahaveer Jain, is all set to bring this spine-chilling tale on the celluloid. The movie is going to be helmed by Abhishek Kapoor of Kedarnath and Rock On!! fame. “A story of grit, determination and valour! Proud to announce #2019BalakotAirstrike, a tribute to the brave hearts of our country. Written & directed by Abhishek Kapoor,” wrote Bhushan in his tweet. (ALSO READ: Gangubai Kathiawadi: Not Alia Bhatt, Rani Mukerji And Priyanka Chopra Were Sanjay Leela Bhansali's First Picks?)

Check out the announcement below:

We can assure that this film is already a highly-anticipated one because one can’t deny that films with a background of patriotism and nationalism work big time in India. Take, for instance, Aditya Dhar’s URI: The Surgical Strike that starred Vicky Kaushal and was based on the 2016 surgical strikes that were carried out by the Indian army across the border. 

We now await the cast announcement on this one!

image source: instagram/sanjayleelabhansali, twitter/itsBhushanKumar
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